Meet Katie Peterson, a biologist excited about science education, invertebrates, and her burgeoning botany skills!

Katie Peterson is currently pursuing a PhD in Biology at the University of Idaho. She is from White Bear Lake, Minnesota and received her BA in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Masters in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho and an environmental education certificate. She is passionate about the field of ecology and evolutionary biology because it is so diverse and exciting with endless possibilities and questions to explore. Katie’s research system is located in Southern Idaho where she uses a naturally fragmented system to explore its effect on communities.